Michael Brasfield served as the Chief of Police for the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Police Department for 6 years. Prior to that he served for 26 years with the Seattle Police Department through the ranks - from police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, and then retired as an assistant chief. Mr. Brasfield was elected as Sheriff of Jefferson County, Washington in 2003. He was overwhelmingly re-elected to that position by an 80% majority in the November 2006 general election. Mr. Brasfield retired from active law enforcement in 2009.
In addition to his prior law enforcement management career, Michael Brasfield has been active as a consultant and expert in public safety and police procedures, policy development, evaluation and training since 1986. He specializes in police legal issues. His clients have included federal, state, and municipal governments, private non-profit foundations, corporations, educational institutions, and attorneys.
He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police in Washington, D.C.